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Justified compliments about Mr. Moore's speech have been spread extensively and appropriately in the pages of many newspapers, but I would like to remark on precisely what I think was missing in the speech. Missing, not necessarily becau...
Is Hong Kong’s judicial independence hanging in the balance?
Document by Liz Truss states ‘confidence in the rule of law will be undermined if there are further politicised prosecution decisions’, but Beijing accuses Britain of using report to undermine coming Legislative Council poll.
Julian Assange allowed to marry partner Stella Moris in jail
Couple who met while WikiLeaks founder was living in Ecuadorian embassy given permission to wed by Belmarsh governor
Ransomware attacks in UK have doubled in a year, says GCHQ boss
Jeremy Fleming says ransomware is proliferating as it is ‘largely uncontested’ and highly profitable
UK govt must crack down on apps promoting extremism, Labour leader Starmer says, taking special aim at Telegram
The UK government must do more to crack down on platforms that fail to tackle violent content online, Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has said, taking special aim at messenger app Telegram.
Why rush to audit stimulus? Premier suggests collusion
Premier Andrew Fahie has questioned the apparent ‘rush’ to execute an audit of his government’s COVID-19 stimulus grants, arguing that ulterior motives may have been afoot.
UK Justice Minister Rapped For Wrong 'Misogyny' Definition
"I don't think that criminalising those sorts of things will deal with the problem that we have got at the heart of the Sarah Everard case," Dominic Raab said.
UK Moves Foreign Secretary To Deputy PM In Cabinet Reshuffle
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had faced calls to sack Dominic Raab after he went on holiday in Crete as the Taliban advanced on Kabul
UK Reshuffles Cabinet For Post-Pandemic Recovery
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who deputised as premier last April when Johnson was in intensive care with COVID-19, has faced sustained criticism for his handling of the Afghanistan crisis.
UK announces new sanctions against Myanmar
The UK announced new Myanmar sanctions, saying it was targeting a key business associate of the military government for providing arms and financial support following a coup.
UK PM Vows To Get 311 Afghan Support Staff Out Of Afghanistan
Addressing parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to answer a question on how many British-Afghans remained after a hurried Western airlift was ended.
Professional Soldier vs Corrupt Idiot: Gen Sir Nick Carter. hits back at Raab’s suggestion of flawed intelligence, saying ‘it was entirely possible’ Afghan government would fall
Britain’s most senior military officer, Gen Sir Nick Carter, has hit back at suggestions from the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, that intelligence was flawed about the strength of the Taliban.
All the idiots "Got It Wrong" On Taliban's Lightning Takeover Of Afghanistan: British Army Chief. Only Julian Assange, Lee Kuan Yew and the rest of the world saw it right
"It was the pace of it that surprised us and I don't think we realised quite what the Taliban were up to," Britain's chief of the defence staff, General Nick Carter told the BBC.
Taliban declare China their closest ally
Group’s spokesman says Beijing is ‘ready to invest in and reconstruct’ Afghanistan
Dominic Raab: No integrity, no dignity, not even fit to serve as a security guard in supermarket
The foreign secretary’s evasions are typical of a government that cannot take responsibility for its actions.
Top British judges give vote of confidence to Hong Kong’s judicial independence
Supreme Court president Robert Reed and deputy Patrick Hodge announce they will stay on as non-permanent judges on city’s Court of Final Appeal.
Two Nationals Among Dead In Kabul Airport Attack: UK Government
"I was deeply saddened to learn that two British nationals and the child of another British national were killed by yesterday's terror attack, with two more injured," Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a statement.
UK left contact details of Afghan staff at Kabul Embassy
Britain's Foreign Office operates by simply an idiot who has zero respect to British soldier’s life nor the loyal embassy employees… While Dominic Raab having fun during his holiday, staff at Britain's Foreign Office left documents with ...
Tony Blair says withdrawal was driven by imbecilic slogan
The US withdrawal from Afghanistan was wrong and based on an "imbecilic" slogan, former PM Tony Blair has said.
UK says it needs China and Russia for ‘moderating influence’ over Taliban
Britain and China have recently been at odds over various issues, including Hong Kong and alleged human rights abuses against China’s Uygurs.
World Should Support Afghanistan, Not Pressure It: Chinese Minister Wang Yi
The situation in Afghanistan, where the Taliban has retaken power 20 years after it was forced out by a US-led invasion, remains unstable and uncertain, Wang was quoted as saying by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
G7 Calls For International "Shared Mission" To Limit Afghanistan Crisis
"The G7 Ministers call on the international community to come together with a shared mission to prevent the crisis in Afghanistan escalating," said the statement, issued by Raab following a meeting of G7 foreign ministers.
UK politicians decry Joe Biden’s defence of Afghanistan pullout
Keir Starmer leads criticism of US president’s approach, calling it a ‘catastrophic error of judgment’
Why things don’t bode well for Afghans seeking asylum in the UK
Analysis: For 20 years Home Office has gone to extreme lengths to return Afghans to country they risked their lives to flee
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